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RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • RTR Signature Modern Aggressive Styling
    • Loud Aggressive Sound
    • Minimal in Cockpit Drone
    • Stainless Steel Construction
    • Black Ceramic Protective Coating
    • 3" Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • 4" Black Tips with RTR Logo
    • Cut & Clamp Design
    • Fits All 2015-2017 5.0L GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my detailed review of the RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust System available for your 2015 and up Mustang GT with your choice of either a polished or black tip. So the Street Spec is the collaboration between RTR founder Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Magnaflow Exhaust. Now, if you guys are familiar with the previous generation RTR Axle-Back, then you'll notice the dual inlet design has made its way over here to the new S550 system. So what's the deal with that dual inlet design? Well, here you go, guys. This portion is going to travel through a more straight through portion of the muffler here, while the top portion is going to enter more of a baffled or tuned section of the muffler. And again, that's going to result in that lower tone. But the best part is no rasp, no interior drone to speak of. Now, this is just one of two offerings from RTR and Magnaflow, the other being the Competition Spec. And that will be the more aggressive of the two offerings. The Street Spec, as you heard, really not all that loud whatsoever. For that, it's an easy two out of five on my one-to-five or one-to-wake-the-neighbors scale. This is not going to be the loudest axle-back on the market for sure, guys. But that being said, this can also be a plus. Because once you add in your favorite X pipe or H pipe, or even your set of long tubes, that volume will go up considerably, and it's nice to know you have a muffler that can keep things down to a reasonable level. But to round things out, again, a very livable system with the factory resonator still in place. It's not going to be the loudest, but it will give you some solid tone. Breaking down the construction here with the RTR Street Spec, you will find a full stainless steel build throughout. What little piping there is has all been mandrel bent, again, the RTR by Magnaflow Street Spec mufflers, all exiting out the 4-inch slash-cut tips. We have the polished stainless here on the mufflers. It's going to cost you a few bucks extra. Or you can always opt for the very sleek black tips. No matter what tip you do choose, you're going to find the RTR logo on that bad boy. Now, we do have to talk about the actual finish here because this is pretty cool. This is a black ceramic coating. This is not a paint. What's good about this? Well, again, because it's not a paint, it's not going to chip. It's not going to fade. It's only going to increase the durability over the years with this muffler as opposed to something that's not even coated at all or something that's spray-painted. Before we get into the install, let's talk pricing briefly here. Now, the RTR mufflers are going to run you just north of that $500 mark, which when you compare your options here at American Muscle, you're going to find that to be the average amongst the other big names such as Magnaflow, Kooks, Borla Ford Racing, things like that. Install-wise, you guys should know the deal by now. There is some cutting involved, so grab your sawzall, grab your eye protection, and it should be making noise in about an hour or two from start to finish. The install itself, really not all that hard, guys. But because there is cutting involved, we have to call it a two out of three wrenches on our overall difficulty meter. Again, just take your time. Measure twice, cut once, and you should be good to go. All right, guys, wrapping things up here. In my opinion, if you're not concerned with being the loudest S550 on the block, then the Streets Spec from RTR is going to be an awesome choice. And here is why. Great, made-in-the-USA quality build, the black ceramic coating is going to be an awesome choice for durability, and overall, it's going to produce a tone that is very livable, meaning you're not going to get tired of it after a week or two of being on the car. With that being said, if you are planning on going long tube, or if you are planning on going off-road X or H pipe, then the Street Spec will help you keep tones to a relatively sane level, guys. In fact, don't take my word for it. Always check out the customer reviews here at AM. I'm Justin. Thanks for watching. And for all things Mustang, keep it here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Ready To Rock! These are the same exact premium mufflers that are included as original factory equipment on the Ford Mustang RTR designed and developed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. This RTR Axle-back not only looks and sounds great, but will also improve your Mustangs exhaust flow for an increase in rear wheel horse power and torque. This system was made in close collaboration with Magnaflow Exhaust.

    Loud Aggressive Sound. RTR worked closely with Magnaflow to achieve a very unique aggressive sound that gets rid of the robotic tones of the Coyotes variable cams for a clean and crisp consistent exhaust note with very minimal in car "drone."

    Quality Construction. Manufactured from 100% stainless steel for long life and durability, this RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust has free-flowing mandrel bent 3" tubing and chambered mufflers that feature 4" black finished tips and the "RTR" logo for truly aggressive styling.

    Black Ceramic Coating. This RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back has been finished with a Black Ceramic protective coating, that not only gives this exhaust a dark and intimidating appeal, but it also provides a high temperature thermal barrier for additional protection from the elements.

    Cut & Clamp Installation. The installation of this Axle-Back Exhaust will require cutting and removing the factory muffler assemblies and clamping the new muffler assemblies in place. Clamps and instructions are provided.

    Application. This RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust with Black Tips is specifically designed to fit both fastback and convertible 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 5.0L DOHC V8 engine.

    Shipping Note. This product can not be shipped to an APO/FPO, Guam or US Virgin Islands addresses.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Muffler Assemblies
    • (2) Exhaust Tips
    • (2) Clamps
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Axle-back Exhaust Specifications
    Piping Material: Black Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel Tip Material : Black Stainless Steel
    Piping Size: 3" Tip Size: 4"
    Muffler Type: Chambered Fitment: 2015-2017 GT Mustangs
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    I am currently running BBK long tube off road headers, hearth throb x pipe resonator delete and roush axle backs... this setup is definitely too loud for me and I am looking to tone it down a bit. I'm trying to find out if this will be a bit quieter or should I look for a muffler quieter than these..... any info helps!

    Doggyc

    • Yes the RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust will help reduce the volume of your setup, you may also want to consider adding a resonator if you would still like to make it quieter.

      amMike_S

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    Hello! I've got an H-Pipe, Cat Delete, and Roush Axlebacks. The setup is a little too much, these should help shut out a fair bit of sound right? They appear to be much quieter than the Roush option.

    KyleMcMillan

    • This RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust has a chambered muffler, compared to the straight-through muffler of your Roush exhaust. Being that it is a chambered muffler it will indeed be quieter compared to your Roush.

      JeffAM

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    Are these double wall construction tips? Thank you.

    997S

    • The RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust does not have double wall tips.

      AshleyK

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    I currently have the Magna-Flow Competition Cat-back on my 16' GT. Would this Axle-Back set work in replacing the competition mufflers?

    RyanC

    • The RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back will work with the piping on the Magnaflow cat-back yes!

      Ricky36

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    I have the Pype bombs axle backs and I was wondering if this would still measure up if I replace my axle backs with these?

    Tyler3996

    • This axle back will fit on your Mustang no problem when swapping the Pypes out for these RTR ones.

      Ricky36

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    Does it fit my 2015 V6 mustang?

    RickyH

    • Unfortunately, the RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust is only designed for the 15-17 GT Mustangs. It will not be a direct fit on your 2015 V6.

      AshleyK

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    Customer Reviews (38) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Loudness / Volume 3.5 3.5
    • Exhaust Note 4.823529 4.8
    • Fit & Finish 4.823529 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.647059 4.6



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 10, 2018

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Worth it.

      I installed a CandL street intake and the exhuast same day and you can hear the difference right away.

      RojerioG

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 02, 2018

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Misfits

      The left side pipe was Very hard to get on had to use pipe opener to get to fit.the right side slid right on.i removed resenater mufflers sounds great mellow when driving normally very nice when you get on it

      MikeC

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 12, 2018

      Great sound, but...(Part II)

      This is Part II of my initial review. Initially I had installed these on my car with the resonator deleted and replaced with a Mishimoto H-Pipe. As I suspected, when I re-installed resonator, the drone was gone!! So to summarize, these sound great, no drone but keep your resonators on. I think that this is what RTR and Magnaflow had in mind when they designed these axle-backs.

      STGrayGT

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 11, 2018

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Great sound, but...

      Don't get me wrong, these are well made mufflers and installation was easy. I listened to at least 20 sound clips from various sources to get a feel as to what these would sound like in person. I felt that these sounded the best with their deep rumbling exhaust note. The issue I'm having is that my car has the resonator delete. I don't think that RTR designed these mufflers around that modification and the end result is that nagging drone. It is present at moderate throttle pressure as you might be accelerating from 50 mph to 70 mph and a little less at a constant 60 mph (2,000 rpm). To be fair, I'm re-installing the resonator and I'm confident that this will get me the desired results. With WOT they do sound great. Much like the Mustang in the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt".

      STGrayGT

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 22, 2018

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Switched from Roush

      I bought the Roush axle back exhaust but wasn't loud enough as I wanted it to. So then I bought the Roush xpipe and loved the sound of it. Very loud but after a while I didn't like it so much so that's why I bought this axle back. It's very deep tone and loud when you floor it. But nice and tamed when driving in the low rpm. Minimal drone on the highway. I love it.

      Leo

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      January 31, 2018

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Replaced my Roush axle back

      Love the sound of the RTR Street Spec vs the Roush after 1 year and 4k miles with the Roush X-Pipe delete I wanted to tone it down and this system is a great combo. This is the sound I was looking for in the beginning.

      Brian

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 21, 2018

      Awesome exhaust system

      Took me a long time to find the right setup for me. I do NOT like the loud and raspy systems most manufacturers make for the 5.0. I installed an H-pipe soon afyer I bought the car. It helped but I needed a little more growl. I like the deep growl, like a 93 5.0 with flow masters. The setup was very difficult to find since i do not trust youtube videos as systems may sound totally different in real life. I kept coming back to these over my long and indecisive search. When they went on sale for Thanksgiving, i just said f it and bought them. Took about a month and a half to actually receive them, ugh, that really aggravated me AM....I installed them about two weeks ago. They sound amazing. Deep growl like i wanted. Not raspy at any RPM. NO DRONE AT ALL. They are not broken in yet, so i cant wait to see when they are. The quality is top notch and easy to install. For the price, the instructions could have been written better with color print. I received black and white print with 1”x1” pictures printed by a printer low on ink. Anyway, install was easy and for a forty year old, these are perfect. They will wake tour Neighbors on cold start, but Calm down after that. Call me bias since this is the system i bought and installed with an h pipe, but i think it is the best sounding S550 I heard yet. I am very happy with the system. I was nervous because all the research i did for these cars were loud, raspy, and obnoxiously loud, that these wiuld be to loud. They are not. They are perfect for me.

      DavidM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 19, 2018

      Switch to RTR street spec from Roush mufflers

      Like most Gt Mustang owners I love the V8 rumble. I purchased my 2015 new 3 years ago, started with the Arid cold air intake , then added the X-pipe to delete the factory resonator in the first year. I still felt it was still to quiet so I added the Roush axle back mufflers in year 2 loved the sound but it was load, so after a year of living with it I installed the RTR Street Spec mufflers and love it seems to be just the right balance of sound for me. Very happy !

      Brian

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 06, 2018

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Deep sound, quieter then expected

      Coming from a roush x-pipe an roush axle backs, I was looking for something a lot less raspy an less volume. I paired these with a heartthrob h-pipe. The fit an finish on the RTR Street is extremely good. The sound is a deep tone which is more what I wanted, the combo is alot quieter then I expected but my neighbors don’t hate me now when I fire it up at 3:50 am to go to work. I’d say on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the loudest I’d say this setup is a 3 at most

      MikeP

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      December 16, 2017

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Awesome

      Love the sound... not loud and obnoxious like the other very popular name brands..very happy... very pricey for mufflers though.. Now the only problem I have is with the shipping company... I think it’s UPS.. box’s was opened they taped it up and the box was very beat up.. oh and there always late and lazy.... I recommend having them welded.. cuz they WILL NOT LINE UP..

      green

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 05, 2017

      Actual Customer

      Car had an X pipe resonator delete and Flow Master Outlaw exhaust on it when I got it. Immediately swapped the flow master out for this exhaust. Sound is amazing, hardly any drone at 1875-2100RPM range, can cold start and idle it at 5am without waking the neighbors. However when you get on it, it really opens up. Would buy again.

      StephenT

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 15, 2017

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Don’t wake the neighbors!

      This is my 3rd exhaust and I’m finally happy. Don’t buy this if you want to wake your neighbors. Buy this if you want something a little louder than stock that wont drive you nuts and make your ears bleed. It’s perfect at low RPM and high RPM. Loud when you want it and quiet when you want it. The sound is very deep, sounds like a Mustang should.

      RayF

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 06, 2017

      Great !!

      This exhaust gives just enough aggressive sound over factory with no drone what's so ever. It's great for highway and no overpowering loudness. My opinion is I personally should have went with the Racing series for a little more loudness when I really get on it to really turn heads but all in all it looks great and was very easy to install. It literally took 35 min to cut and mount and install. Great product for anyone not looking for crazy loudness but just a hair over factory with some depth.

      AJHORNER

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 03, 2017

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Great sound

      These are great if you desire a deeper and more mature sound. Exactly like the video says, won't wake up the neighborhood.

      ScottH

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 20, 2017

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Nice, Old School Rumble

      The system has a real nice, lower tone than any other axle back system I have listened to. Great to see that someone remembered what a Muscle Car from the 60s and 70s sounded like. Not "pingy or tinny" sonding. Very little "pop" when letting off the gas. Shop employees loved the rumble... They do have a slight drone - more than the stock system, so turn up the tunes or crack open a window if it bothers you. Would give it 4.5 stars, but that was not an option.

      JohnC

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 12, 2017

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Perfect sound for a daily driver

      I picked up this exhaust kit looking for a deeper and louder exhaust note for my 17 GT. I already had the Ford Racing X-pipe resonator delete, but it wasn't enough. Adding the RTR kit to the x-pipe is the perfect combination for my daily driver. The sound is deep without the raspiness that comes with the stock mufflers. This combination is loud but not obnoxious. Interior drone is minimal even with the x-pipe.

      steveb92s

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 18, 2017

      Great old-school muscle car sound

      So originally I planned on the Borla S-Type, but decided to get the Mishimoto H-Pipe first with stock mufflers. That mod created a big boost of sound with the stock mufflers, but I wanted more. Since the H-Pipe added more grunt sound, I opted to go with the RTR Street since it's less sound than the S-Type while also bringing in more of the old-school sound I grew up with. There is a person who questioned drone level the RTR Streets would have with his H-Pipe, and the answer was that he may notice a bit of drone. Just like one man's trash is another man's treasure, I don't know what they would consider a lot of drone, but let me say my ears hurt from the drone that was so bad my steering wheel vibrated. I could never hear my mufflers since the cabin was overcome with the drone. I waited the break-in miles as stated in the instructions to see if that would change it to which it didn't. Finally paid to have the H-Pipe removed and am now finally happy with the RTRs. The only con I have with them is that the low bass of them is a little on the muffled side and a slightly higher pitch would be the sweet spot for me. Other than that, and spending a lot more money than I should have with an H-Pipe I can't use which in its own is a great product, I'm very happy with the RTRs.

      ChrisC

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 11, 2017

      Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

      Great Low Rumble

      Still have the factory resonator installed. It sounds great over all, with a low rumble. It also sounds great on cold start. I installed it myself on jackstands in around 1.5 hours. The exhaust body feels well made. The polished tips look great, however mine did come with a couple small manufacturing scuffs. Getting on the gas at low RPMs in high gears has some drone to it.

      TylerH

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 24, 2017

      New sound for us "old guys"

      Originally bought the RTR Tactical Performance Competition mufflers after reading the reviews. Turns out that they just didn't work for me sound wise. Way too much drone at lower rpm's. Had these installed today and so far I like the sound of these much better. Problem I saw with both is that the alignment is off. The drivers side sits lower than the passenger side. This has happened with both sets. Not sure where the problem lies, but be aware you may need to adjust the hangers.

      Wolfman

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 18, 2017

      Lower tone, slightly louder than stock

      These are exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a system just a bit louder than stock with a lower 'meatier' tone. These fit the bill perfectly. The rest of my exhaust system is stock and there is no drone at any rpm. I'm very pleased. They also appear to be of quality construction and finish. The black tips look great.

      ExBoatnut

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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